Artist from Haiti - Pierre-Louis Riche

Pierre-Louis Riche (1954 - ) Born in Cap Haitien, Haiti

Riche's parents were farmers. He stayed in school until he graduated from high school. At the age of 20, Riche began to paint He worked with Philome Obin and, at first, only painted historical scenes. As he continued painting fat people, mostly women, sometimes wearing jewelry and sometimes nudes, began to fill his canvases. Many people compared his work to Fernando Botero. Riche says that he had never seen any work by Botero until people pointed out the similarities in their work. read more

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